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st: create dummy variable for each five values


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: create dummy variable for each five values
Date   Fri, 11 Nov 2005 07:24:00 -0500

The solutions posted seem excessively cumbersome.

. set obs 30
obs was 0, now 30

. g year=_n+1969

. g quin=int((_n-1)/5)

. tab quin,gen(dquin)


Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html


On Nov 11, 2005, at 2:33 AM, Lynda wrote:


 I have a variable Year:
...
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
...

How do I create one dummy variable for each 5-year interval with one
command.

Typically I can get it manually by generating one dummy at a time
gen year1=1 if year>=1991 & year<=1995
...
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